In the framework of HOCHN we distinguish between five dimensions of governance (politics, profession, organization, knowledge, public) in regards to their importance for the implementation of sustainability in the areas of education, research and management of Higher Education Institutions (HEI).
We ask actors from the different HEI in our network in guided interviews about the specifications of these attributes. The results are used to develop profiles of governance for sustainability specific to HEI. The derived experiences for process and implementation help in the exchange and create a stimulus for further development process. Furthermore we aim to identify typical constellations of debilitating and conductive institutional constitutions for sustainability governance at HEI.
The main research in the HOCHN network for the field of Governance lies with the Freie Universität Berlin (Prof. Dr. Inka Bormann) and the University of Vechta (Prof. Dr. Marco Rieckmann).
Freie Universität Berlin: Dr. Margarita Doneliene, email@example.com
Universität Vechta: Mara Bauer, firstname.lastname@example.org; Larissa Jaeger, email@example.com
Competencias clave para el desarrollo sustentable. ¿Cómo estamos enseñando?, presentation at II Forum Universidades Verdes 2019, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Kolumbien, Prof. Dr. Marco Rieckmann (Präsentation spanisch & english, pdf)
Bauer, M. / Bormann, I. / Kummer, B. / Niedlich, S. / Rieckmann, M. (2018): Sustainability Governance at Universities: Using a Governance Equalizer as a Research Heuristic. In: Higher Education Policy 4 (3). First Online: 01 November 2018. DOI: 10.1057/s41307-018-0104-x.
Experiences and Preliminary Outcomes of HOCH-N: Educational Governance, presentation at Spring Campus 2018 University Alliance for Sustainability (UAS) at FU Berlin within workshop "Sustainability Management at Universities: What is the Critical Impact of Governance?"
Sustainability Governance at Universities: A Multi-Case Study in Germany, HOCH-N presentation at AERA Conference 2018